One week later and I’m already missing the excitement “high” you get from exploring the magical Tucson Gem Show!
Meeting Linda from Alacarte Clasps was an extra special treat! She demonstrated how to use her amazing WireLuxe products and wow, I have to say I was really impressed with her extensive knowledge and creative ideas.
Her innovative product compliments Swarovski Crystal colors and effects exceptionally well. Just look at all the color options that you can bend/twist/ mold these bracelets or necklaces into virtually any shape. So fun, creative and beautiful!
Simple things that bring us luxury and joy are conveyed in this theme.
“Dreams of a luxurious everyday in which a measure of leisure and comfort is seen as a way to express one’s freedom of thought as well as artistic and creative inclinations” (Peclers AW15-16)
We seek a sense of safety and security as the digital world continues to overwhelm us.
Longing for human touch as an antidote to the remoteness of digital communication, we snuggle up in over-sized layers that provide luxurious reassurance. Faux furs, plush piles and soft knits are delicately embellished with small crystals. A strong focus on the zip becoming the fashion fastener of choice as the sportswear trend continues to gain momentum for both tailoring and casual wear. (please contact us for Swarovski Crystal zipper information).
The Swarovski Romantic Color Inspiration seduces the senses by inviting you to play with luxurious combinations that move from saturated, more hardy tones found in nature to softer and more playful ethereal hues.
Vibrant Tangerine introduces a strong focal point, offering warmth and radiance to a reduced color palette underpinned by the subtle refinement of Smokey Mauve. The contrasting effects of matt and shine are married together. Crystals in smaller sizes offer delicate appeal for an instant ‘touch me’ effect.
Jewelry is smooth, sensuous and soft-edged, with crystals set closely together to form a fluid entity.
Crystal Mesh and Fine Mesh is an artists’ dream come true! The dramatic sparkle of crystals clustered together is stunning and the ability for movement provides for graceful designs. It is also very user friendly, coming in large rolls, you are able to easily cut it into any dimension or shape you can dream of.
Subtle radiance and a sense of seductive touch and warmth are conveyed through intertwining, interlinking Crystal Transfer Designs that set out to sooth the soul.
Organic lines are created in natural, luxurious textiles like silk, wood, and precious metals. Lightweight materials and fibers are woven, tangled, and knitted into a cozy chaos.
There is a continuing trend to beautify clothes with a focus on elaborate detail in design as … “The flirtation with opulence and decadence from last season continues.”
Other cultures continue to inspire us: exploring our Arab neighbors’ opulent and exquisite detailing, we transfer inspiration from decadent interiors and architecture to adorn our bodies. Sensual, seductive Arabian nights; the exotic and the ordinary merge together to create a veiled and hidden design ethic that speaks to the sensual side of the self.
An exciting combination of the past and future is shown in luxurious and laboriously made heritage fabrics with exquisite crystal borders and embroidered detailing. A wildness is in the outlook, with glamour being redefined into a free and easy style, increasingly linked to the self.
We desire to lose ourselves in spectacular, swaying silhouettes of crystal-adorned cloth to celebrate the simple beauty of being alive, of belonging.
Oriental graphics and architecture inspire the elaborate shape and design of over-the-top jewelry.
The circle symbolizes cycles, new beginnings, and continuity – overtaking the triangle shape that stood for growth and stability.
The continued rise of the tattoo – denoting belonging to a tribe – has crossed into fashion design with the recreation of intricate patterns on clothing.
Accessories have turned to a focus on feet as we envisage the return of the heavily bejeweled sandal or intricate anklets as art forms.